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Man Ray

Man Ray, photographed at the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse exhibition in Paris by Carl Van Vechten on June 16, 1934
Born Emmanuel Radnitzky
(1890-08-27)August 27, 1890
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
United States
Died November 18, 1976(1976-11-18) (aged 86)
Paris, France
Nationality American
Known for Painting, photography, assemblage, collage, film
Movement Dada, surrealism

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
Man Ray
I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.
Man Ray
A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.
Don't put my name on it. These are simply documents I make.
All critics should be assassinated.
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
Man Ray
To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.
Man Ray
An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
Man Ray
One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.
Man Ray